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Old 02-03-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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hi i laid some 3/4 oak prefinished and it all came out good except for some of the butt joints not coming out flush with eachother. i nailed the floor with a pneumatic cleet nailer. the side joints all came out nice and smooth but some of th end joints did not. the floor was climatized also. has this ever happened to you? what is the reason for this? or os this typical for prefinished?

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Pre-finished has nothing to do with this, but quality control does.

Considering all went well except the end joints I would suspect inconsistencies in the end t&G milling.

Who is the manufacture?

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It's called overwood . Manufactured related . If there is more then 5% of the wood affected i would have someone out to the house .
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well it said corbin or somehing like that on the box. it was like 2 dollars a square foot
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just curious what is the best hardwood out there that will come out the smoothest?
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Do you mean what are some of the better Mills ?
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well i guess i was talking mor about brands but if a mill is a brand than yes. I have heard of bellawood and bruce are those any good?
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bellawood is crap . Bruce makes a cabin grade product that is not to bad . you will still get a lot of bowed boards , boards with pinched end joints . [etc]. should be around $4.00 a foot .
Kahrs , Mirage are two of the better mills that make a good product .
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in my 16+ plus years of installing flooring, this problem is all too common with prefinished hard flooring from ALL manufacturers. Wood is imperfect no matter how good it is milled. it has a 5 % grading deficiency. purchasing a product with beveled ends may have solved the problem. i explain this problem to homeowner before i install. u can shim under boards that sit too low during the installation, (extremely time consuming) or u can accept these flaws as imperfections in a natural product.

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